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Siro broadband to create 260 jobs

A new fibre broadband venture set up by the ESB and Vodafone will create 260 jobs.

The innovative venture, called Siro, will deliver fibre broadband over ESB electricity lines to 500,000 homes and businesses in 50 regional towns over the coming three years.

The ESB and Vodafone have jointly invested €450m in the service, which will offer households speeds of up to 1,000Mbs.

The company said 60 full-time and 200 construction jobs will be created by Siro.